January 25, 2012
Sundance Review: Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars by the shady Schlaaang Corporation to make a movie. Unfortunately, the dynamic duo are very irresponsible when it comes to spending that money, due to expenses regarding a suit made of actual diamonds and a Johnny Depp impersonator, among other things. And now the corporation is out for their blood, so they decide to skip town. Along the way they discover a way to get the billion dollars back; renovate and run the derelict Swallow Valley Mall. Thsi proves to be harder than they thought, as they have to contend with a sword salesmen who wants them gone, a man eating wolf, and Eric's desires to bed a mall employee. And then the Schlaaang Corporation comes after them, and more crazy shit happens.
WHAT!!! THE!!! HELL!!! IS!!! GOING!!! ON!!! IN!!! THIS!!! MOVIE!!!?
Oh, who cares? Tim and Eric are known for their incredibly odd sense of humor, and this movie is packed to the seams with that. It's pretty much a episode of the show, stretched out to an hour and twenty minutes. I was laughing consistently throughout this whole thing, from a montage in the beginning that see's Tim and Eric out on the town for a wild night of debauchery, to the most disturbing sex/defecation mashup scene you'll ever lay eyes on, to one of the more clever attempts at breaking the fourth wall in a long while.
It's not for everyone. Oh, hell no! My screening had at least ten walkouts, but woe to them. I sort of loved it!